Press Release from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville; April 1, 2010:
(Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) has appointed four board members to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the 44-year old organization devoted to honoring Tennessee sports legends. The new members come from across the state and bring a wealth of Tennessee sports history to the board:
Gary Clayton, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, the Powell Companies, headquartered in Johnson City.
Cato Johnson, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Methodist Healthcare, Memphis.
Gus Manning, Executive Assistant to the Athletic Director, UT Athletic Department, Knoxville.
Chris Massaro, Director of Athletics, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.
“I am very pleased to appoint these four outstanding individuals to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors,” said Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. “Tennessee’s sports tradition is alive and well and grows every year. I commend the Sports Hall of Fame for honoring and revering those Tennesseans who have inspired us in every sport.
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Museum is a 7,200 square foot facility located on the main level of The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Museum features interactive games such as a virtual reality, one-on-one basketball game, a strength training apparatus used by Olympic swimmers, college football and basketball exhibits, NASCAR video games, and two 30-seat theaters with sports videos. The goal of the Museum is to provide an exciting and informative experience for every visitor and keep memories alive among the young people of today and tomorrow.
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